A guy in New Zealand has a novel way to try to quit smoking. The highest bidder will receive a contract whereby he hands over his right to smoke to them. The contract calls for him to pay the high bidder $1,000 for every cigarette he smokes. He is donating the proceeeds of the auction to the Cancer Society.
"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." Albert Einstein
"If your worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on" Lance Armstrong
"Dress cute wherever you go, life is too short to blend in." Paris Hilton
"Money is one of the greatest instruments of freedom ever invented by man." F.A. Hayek
I quit smoking July 31 1996. I had jaw surgery that day and was in the hospital 2 days. I knew I wasn't supposed to smoke because of the stitches so I took it as an opportunity to quit (2 - 2 1/2 packs a day).
Every time I wanted a smoke I would get up and take a walk around the block. I did a LOT of walking. I could not watch a 1/2 hour TV show because I would get so antsy and I would have to get up and walk around the block.
It took many years before I stopped missing it but it is well worth it. I would hate to be spending $10 a day on that habit now.
Great to hear people stopped smoking, but more help is on the way. The new up for debate health care plan has a special section just for smokers. It tells what to do to avoid future smoking problems. If that does not work, the plan will increase the financial cost through taxes.
Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.
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